Byrne Piven

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Birthday
24, 1929
Birthplace
Scranton, PA
Death Date
Feb 18, 2002 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1929
Birthplace
Scranton, PA
Death Date
Feb 18, 2002 (72)

About

Father of Entourage actor Jeremy Piven and founder of the Playwrights Theatre Club, a Chicago theatre company. His stage credits include A House Remembered, The Man in 605, and Macbeth.

Before Fame

He appeared in several productions with the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Trivia

His Playwrights Theatre Club paved the way for the development of The Second City, a famous Chicago improvisational and sketch-comedy troupe.

Family Life

He was born in Pennsylvania to Russian-Jewish parents. With his wife, Joyce Hiller, he had two children.

Associated With

Mike Nichols was one of the actors who studied at Piven's Playwrights Theatre Club.